I need to know how to properly install a gear shift selector cable

Tiny
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  • 2001 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 120,000 MILES
The connector on my gear shift selector cable has slipped off and does not stay when put back on
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 6:10 PM

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Tiny
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How does it attach? Is it a ballpost and socket deal?
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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Is it column or floor shift?
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is a ballpost and socket, and my shifter is on the floor.
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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When you put it on do you feel it snap into place?
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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No. It's not snapping on, it may have been removed badly by the mechanic who put my transmission in, ( like pliers or something)Is that possible that a part of the socket has been altered or broken off and I cannot see that?
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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There is a small metal insert that goes in that socket that makes it snap but you might have better luck finding the whole cable
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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It appears that is exactly what I must do. Now tell me what I have to do to properly install that cable.
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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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Is it a column shift or floor shift? If its a floor shift its simple just fallow the cable from the transmission to the fire wall and make sure it is not hooked or fastened to any thing. Then go in the car and take off your shift knob. Look over the plastic around the shifter and make sure there's no hidden screws. Most of it just snaps on. Then detach the other end from the shifter and simply pull it out
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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 AT 5:21 AM
Tiny
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If its a column shift fallow the same steps except your removing the lower dash panels ( usuallyfastened with T-15 torx screws and 6.5mm hex bolts ) until you find the other end of the cable and can remove it from the shifter
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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 AT 5:25 AM

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